Call For Nominations: 2016 World Food Prize

Call For Nominations: 2016 World Food Prize

Deadline: May 1, 2015

The World Food Prize was created in 1986 to recognize truly exceptional and unique achievements in improving the quality, quantity, and availability of the world’s food supply, as well as to inspire future such accomplishments.

The World Food Prize recognizes specific tangible achievements in any field involved in enhancing food production and distribution, and increasing food availability and accessibility to those most in need, thereby reducing human suffering and improving health and nutrition.


Nominations are sought of an individual or individuals having demonstrated exceptional achievement in any field involved in enhancing food production and distribution and increasing food availability and accessibility to those most in need. Any academic or research institution, private or public organization, corporate entity, or governmental unit may submit a nomination for The World Food Prize.

Nomination Process

Submit online nomination form. The following list details the information that will be required. 

  • Nominating Organization: Name(s) of the person(s) submitting the nomination, the name of the nominating organization, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number. The nomination must be endorsed by a senior official of
    the nominating organization, certifying the accuracy of the information.
  • Nominee Name: Nominee’s name, current position, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number.
  • Biographical Information: Date and place of birth, education, and a resume or CV detailing the nominee’s positions held, professional affiliations, honors, and awards. 
  • Photograph: Photo of the nominee. 
  • Synopsis: Synopsis of the nominee’s achievement, in 150 words or less.
  • Statement of Achievement: In no more than two pages, describe the nominee’s specific achievement, which has significantly increased the quality, quantity, or availability of, or access to, food. The nominee should be nominated for one specific, measurable and sustainable achievement.
  • Statement of Impact: In no more than two pages, describe the impact of the nominee’s achievement in terms of: the number of people affected; the directness of the impact; the geographical boundaries of the impact; and its effect over time on the well-being of the people affected through either enhanced health, nutrition and quality of life, or reduced levels of poverty, hunger and malnutrition. The most compelling nominations will demonstrate quantitatively the change or changes that occurred as a direct result of the nominee’s achievement.
  • Seconding Nominations: A letter seconding the nomination must be provided from at least two individuals who are familiar with the nominee’s work, but who are not directly associated with the nominating organization. Letters seconding the nomination should ideally provide additional or supplemental data regarding the nominee’s achievement as well as its impact on the people affected.
  • Supporting Documents: Documents should be provided that support the nomination including, but not limited to, articles describing the nominee’s achievements and the impact of his or her work; and publications by or about the nominee that directly relate to the nomination. Please send only one copy of each document.
  • If a nominee becomes the World Food Prize Laureate, the information contained in the nomination and the supporting documents may be used to prepare press materials about the winner.
  • Please note that all text documents must be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx).


Nomination materials may also to be transmitted by mail or email.

The Secretariat would greatly appreciate receiving electronic copies of the nominee’s biographical information, the statement of achievement, and the statement of impact as well as hard copies by mail. Send nominations and inquiries to:

The World Food Prize Foundation Attn: Judith Pim
Director of Secretariat Operations 666 Grand Avenue
Suite 1700
Des Moines, IA 50309 USA
Tel: 515-245-3783
Fax: 515-245-3785
[email protected]

For more information, visit World Food Prize